Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive.

In the silent film era, he was a reporter for the daily Atlanta Georgian, where he interviewed many show business people, such as Viola Dana. Later, Trotti became an executive at Fox Film Corporation in 1933 and after its 1935 merger with Twentieth Century Pictures to become 20th Century Fox, he remained with the company until his death. He wrote about fifty films for the studio, producing many of them. He only wrote one screenplay for another studio, You Can't Buy Everything (1934) for MGM.

He won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay in 1944 for Wilson and was nominated for Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1952). He received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, the lifetime achievement award of the WGA, in 1983.

Trotti was in ill heath towards the end of his life and had taken six months leave from Fox when he died of a heart attack at hospital near his summer home in St Malo. He was survived by a widow, a son and a daughter. His eldest son had died in a car crash in 1950. Henry Koster later wrote that he thought Trotti died of "a broken heart" because of his son's death.

He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lamar Jefferson Trotti (October 18, 1900 – August 28, 1952) was an American screenwriter, producer, and motion picture executive.

In the silent film era, he was a reporter for the daily Atlanta Georgian, where he interviewed many show business people, such as Viola Dana. Later, Trotti became an executive at Fox Film Corporation in 1933 and after its 1935 merger with Twentieth Century Pictures to become 20th Century Fox, he remained with the company until his death. He wrote about fifty films for the studio, producing many of them. He only wrote one screenplay for another studio, You Can't Buy Everything (1934) for MGM.

He won an Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay in 1944 for Wilson and was nominated for Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1952). He received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, the lifetime achievement award of the WGA, in 1983.

Trotti was in ill heath towards the end of his life and had taken six months leave from Fox when he died of a heart attack at hospital near his summer home in St Malo. He was survived by a widow, a son and a daughter. His eldest son had died in a car crash in 1950. Henry Koster later wrote that he thought Trotti died of "a broken heart" because of his son's death.

He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1900-10-18

Day of Death 1952-08-28

Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • -

Writing TV ShowsMovies

1954 There's No Business Like Show Business Story
1952 O. Henry's Full House Screenplay
1952 With a Song in My Heart Writer
1952 Stars and Stripes Forever Screenplay
1951 As Young as You Feel Writer
1951 I'd Climb the Highest Mountain Adaptation
1950 American Guerrilla in the Philippines Screenplay
1950 Cheaper by the Dozen Screenplay
1949 You're My Everything Writer
1948 Yellow Sky Screenplay
1948 The Walls of Jericho Writer
1948 When My Baby Smiles At Me Writer
1947 Captain from Castile Writer
1947 Mother Wore Tights Screenplay
1946 The Razor's Edge Screenplay
1945 A Bell for Adano Writer
1944 Wilson Writer
1943 Immortal Sergeant Screenplay
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident Screenplay
1943 Guadalcanal Diary Screenplay
1942 To the Shores of Tripoli Screenplay
1942 Thunder Birds Screenplay
1942 Tales of Manhattan Writer
1941 Belle Starr Screenplay
1941 Hudson's Bay Writer
1940 Brigham Young Screenplay
1939 Drums Along the Mohawk Screenplay
1939 Young Mr. Lincoln Writer
1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell Screenplay
1938 Kentucky Screenplay
1938 Gateway Writer
1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band Screenplay
1938 In Old Chicago Screenplay
1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse Writer
1937 Slave Ship Screenplay
1937 This Is My Affair Screenplay Story
1936 Ramona Screenplay
1936 Pepper Writer
1936 The Country Beyond Writer
1935 Steamboat Round the Bend Screenplay
1934 Judge Priest Screenplay
1934 Call It Luck Screenplay
1934 Hold That Girl Writer
1934 You Can't Buy Everything Screenplay
1933 The Man Who Dared Writer

Production

1952 With a Song in My Heart Producer
1951 As Young as You Feel Producer
1950 American Guerrilla in the Philippines Producer
1950 Cheaper by the Dozen Producer
1948 Yellow Sky Producer
1947 Captain from Castile Producer
1947 Mother Wore Tights Producer
1946 Colonel Effingham's Raid Producer
1945 A Bell for Adano Producer
1943 Immortal Sergeant Producer
1943 The Ox-Bow Incident Producer
1942 Thunder Birds Producer

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page